Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

Keith Little – Band Leader 

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Keith Little, much acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer who has recorded and toured with the likes of Rose Maddox, California bluegrass pioneer Vern Williams, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Chieftains, David Grisman and Peter Rowan, has graduated to leading his own […]


Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – Leading The Way In Today’s Bluegrass

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

With this profile of Frank Solivan we welcome Brian Paul Swenk to our roster of writers here at Bluegrass Today. Brian is a banjo player and bluegrass nut in Richmond, VA who performs with Big Daddy Love, a multi-genre touring group based in Winston-Salem, NC. Bluegrass music, like […]


Tim O’Brien Cooks Up Some Business

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Brien, apparently, never sits still. But Bluegrass Today was fortunate to catch up with him twice in recent days, once over the weekend before his solo set at the DC Bluegrass Union festival in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, and on the phone a few […]


Artist2Artist: Becky Buller – Life’s Education

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

She is so cute. Let me say that more loudly: SHE IS SO CUTE.  and genuine. and honest. and transparent. and rare. I had the pleasure to interview Becky Buller on stage at doors open at her recent Woodsongs Coffee House show at Stage 123 […]


Larry Sparks – 50 years of bluegrass music

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Larry Sparks is noted for his unique soulful, bluesy style of bluegrass that from a distance appears to be effortless. But clearly, there is no doubt that he works hard to keep his audience entertained. His voice and guitar could not be better matched, bluesy […]


The Story behind the Song – Church in the Wildwood  

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Church in the Wildwood isn’t a recently written song. It was actually composed in 1857 by a young music teacher named William S Pitts as a result of a June visit to Bradford, Iowa. Pitts was on a stagecoach ride that stopped at the town. […]


Having a Coffee with …..  Wayne Taylor

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wayne Taylor - photo by Ted Lehmann

Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor started playing guitar when he was 13. Due to some health problems he spent a couple years in a wheelchair. Taylor had a cousin who played and he showed him a couple chords and he took it from there. After recovering […]


Artist2Artist: Donna The Buffalo’s Tara Nevins – Giving Each Their Space

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, I promise not to fire my bandmate, Pete. Don’t laugh. Okay, laugh. Every couple of years I terminate him. It’s because we are such good friends, know each other inside-out, and love each other like the closest of siblings – and when we […]


Doyle looks back, and looks ahead: an interview with Doyle Lawson

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today marks Doyle Lawson’s 52nd year in bluegrass music. After serving stints with Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, and the Country Gentlemen, Doyle has spent the past thirty-six years leading his own band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Quicksilver has been one of the consistent and influential […]


The Two Faces of Nina Grey – Nancy B. Brewer

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nancy B. Brewer is a writer who specializes in historical and Christian fiction, with a special focus on books for young adult readers. She is also a lifelong fan of bluegrass music who has found a unique way to include the music she loves with […]